Phalaborwa is a town at the edge of the Kruger Park. It has a large shopping center with good supermarkets and many other shops. Phalaborwa has the reputation of being one of the cleanest cities in South Africa to be. It's not a big city but has all the amenities. There is a wide choice of restaurants, which are easy to reach from our house.
Our Protea House is 3 km away at a small airport. This small airport serves three times a day the tourists who come flying. In from Johannesburg These are small 29 seater aircraft and the only three flights per day there countries. Car rental companies like Avis, Europcar and Hertz have a desk here.
Phalaborwa is located 2km from the entrance to the Kruger National Park and therefore has been given the nickname "Gateway To The Kruger. Here are many options to enjoy a safari: so you can take your car to create a self-drive safari, but there are also many opportunities to book with an open Jeep Safari, by mountain bike or on foot safari. You can choose a morning or an evening safari. There is also the possibility to make on the Olifants River. River safari Most tourists come to Phalaborwa because it is such a great base to visit the Kruger Park but there is much more to enjoy.
1 hour drive from the beautiful Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. You can follow the beautiful Panorama Route with many attractions such oaThree Rondavels, Bourke's Potholes Lock and delicious lunch in Graskop. This area also lends itself well to hiking and mountain bike tours.
Shortly before Blyde River Canyon is a Silk Farm, guided tours are available, with the manufacturing process of silk is shown. You can also buy beautiful duvet covers, among others.
The Magoebaskloof is 1 1/2 hour drive from our house, you will find the pekoe tea plantation in operation again since a few years. Atop a hill at the plantation is a teahouse where you have a magnificent view over the tea plantation and the surrounding areas area.
This gap is a crocodile farm that visit and where these animals may enter. Just down the gorge are the Debengeni waterfalls where you can picnic and can make the braais are there. Use The brave ones can make a canopy tour where you 'float' over the gorge. This area is also ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Along the way there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty. While enjoying a snack and drink In this environment, a baobab, so big and so old and so hollow that there is a small bar is made.
Moholoholo sanctuary for endangered animals is one hour drive from Phalaborwa. They do very good work, and try if possible to turn back. The animals in nature Twice a day there is a tour, therefore you have the opportunity to view. These animals and their behavior near For children this is a very interesting and enjoyable outing.
Close Moholoholo is a reptile park, here you can see the native snakes, iguanas and other reptiles view. Here tours are also catered for, but of course you can also define your own route.
Another center for cheetahs is HESC, located in Hoedspruit, about 1 hour away from us. In an open Jeep Safari you will be guided through the course cheetahs, but there are also wild dogs, hyenas and leopards. This also is fun for kids to do.
Towards Tzaneen is a 2000 year old baobab tree, you can go and see. Against a small fee This trip can easily be combined with a visit to Tzaneen. This is a medium-sized town a regional market function, you can find many things that you need in the many shops, museums, restaurants etc.
Also in Hoedspruit you can find everything you need, this is a good place for buying soevenirs. Here are some nice shops and there are several restaurants where you can enjoy all the goodies they have to offer. Delicious You are already driving in Hoedspruit after 1 hour.
In our house is an information where you can find more options for beautiful trips are also opening hours and times of the various tours mentioned. Itself we come 2x a year for a month in Phalaborwa, so we can always help where needed.